How to get my long thin border to flow
I am gradually going round the garden redesigning it to get it back under control after a few years of neglect and getting it to my colour scheme.
I have a 40m long border down the side of the garden, it starts off at 90cm wide getting to 1.28m wide at the far end where it opens up to a 2m deep part at the entrance to the woody area.
Last year a large stretch of the flowerbed had a new fence put up, which previously had been falling over into our garden and covering the bed so this part is empty So this has a new fence, is v bare. Here i have put in a buddleja, and weigela, a honeysuckle, and a rambling rose I moved from another part of the garden.
The next section, is just full of forget me nots, crocosmia (which I'm taking out) a lovely ribes sanguineum, I think some foxgloves (due to free seeds my dad threw over it last year), but pretty much empty,
then down to a mahonia, (goodness that stuff grows everywhere) so that is rather large) then we have a redcurrant, and an asparagus fern and a lilac.
the next section is rammed with bluebells that then is empty once they have gone and then we have honeysuckle, wisteria and azalea.
Sorry this is long, so basically it has sections I guess with completely different plants in and it doesn't feel like it flows.
Could I have some advice with how to fill a border like this so there is a flowing element to it, and being such a narrow border should I do big blocks of individual plants, or smaller clumps of plants. and I'm thinking as it is so narrow it will be hard to do taller plants at the back and shorter at the front.
Do any of you have borders like this you could put photo's up of.
Here are some photo's.
Since this photo was taken I've had to cut back the honeysuckle, so starting again with trying to grow it up the fence.
Just don't know what to do with it.
Would appreciate any advice. thank you.